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Achieving a smart Brexit

The one thing an MP gets in plentiful amount is people’s opinions. Brexit has resulted in a splurge of guidance for me on how the Government should manage the coming weeks, months and years in response to the referendum in June. The local Liberal Democrats seem to want me to ignore the result altogether and have another referendum. This doesn’t seem very liberal or democratic. Others say that I should only support a solution that sees Britain cut loose from the single market. Anything less, they say, is a “betrayal” of what the country voted for. They appear to link having access to the single market as somehow watering down an exit from the EU...

The hopes and fears of rural business

The Royal County of Berkshire Show never fails to entertain. My highlights this year were the return of the Army motorcycle display team, The White Helmets, and a brilliant New Zealander and his “sheep show”. I could explain the last one but you really have to see it. It’s laugh-out-loud stuff...

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Richard Benyon was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Newbury on 7 May 2015, with an increased majority of 26,368. Richard won 61 per cent of the vote share.



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